Dyrham Park - as you have never seen it
Visit and Talk | Dyrham Park
Thursday 12 November 2015 - 10:30 until 15:30
Dyrham Park is a well-loved 17th century National Trust property near Bath. This year, however, is unique in its history – with major renovations in the house and gardens underway. Through the good offices of Sally Dore, a long term member of the Art Fund, and highly experienced National Trust volunteer guide we have managed to pull together a bespoke visit to Dyrham Park.
After an introductory talk about the property and the project, the group will have four activities available, and can choose to do any or all of them in the course of the day. Each group will be a maximum of 10 people. The options are:
1) a roof visit (there is a lift) to see and understand the substantial renovation work underway and gain sweeping views over the grounds and towards Bristol. The roof works will finish at the end of December- so this will be one of the last opportunities to view.
2) a bespoke visit to the Blathwayt apartment, with the opportunity of viewing aspects not available to ordinary visitors
3) the temporary Collections store – again a guided tour looking at the behind-the-scenes conservation work at a Trust property with a chance to see some objects at closer quarters than usual
4) a specialist tour of the garden terraces which are currently being returned closer to their original seventeenth century plan.
Each tour will last approximately 40-45 minutes, with a break between each tour.
Lunch can be purchased in the restaurant.
National Trust members will have free access to the property. Standard National Trust entrance fee- £11.20
This event has been organised by the Bristol and Bath Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.